Some Limericks!

While I was on vacation, my dad shared with me a few rather politically incorrect limericks poking fun at a few politicians. By definition (courtesy of wikipedia), a limerick is “a form of poetry, especially one in five-line anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA), which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent.” Here are some more “fun” ones (the authors are unknown or anonymous) that are less obscene than many I’ve heard previously, but still plenty funny.  Enjoy!

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
Into space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I’ve seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

There was an Old Man of Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
His daughter, called Nan,
Ran away with a man,
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.

A bather whose clothing was strewed
By winds that left her quite nude
Saw a man come along
And unless we are wrong
You expected this line to be lewd.

There once was a young lady named bright
Whose speed was much faster than light
She set out one day
In a relative way
And returned on the previous night.

For some more examples, check out the following sites:
http://www.brownielocks.com/Limericks.html
http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems/limerick
http://www.webexhibits.org/poetry/explore_famous_limerick_examples.html
http://www.thehypertexts.com/The%20Best%20Limericks%20of%20All%20Time.htm

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